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Buying your first motorcycle

This article is a part of our How To Buy Your First Motorcycle series. The previous article looked at how to get your M2 Intermediate motorcycle license. The next article looks at new vs. usedbuying gear, , and how not to get ripped off.

So you're buying your first motorcycle, good for you! You're probably wondering, should I buy new or used? What are the pros and cons? How long before I outgrow a beginner motorcycle? What fits my budget?

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Get your M2 Intermediate Motorcycle License

Part of our on-going How to Buy your First Motorcycle series. We've already looked at motorcycle insurance, the M1 license, including an M1 practice test, now it's time for the M2 test. We'll cover:

Should I take an M1 exit course (a.k.a. MSF riding school course), or just take the test with the ministry?

Does taking a course for my M1 exit test help me save on motorcycle insurance?

What are the approved ministry of transportation motorcycle courses and which one should I take?

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How To: KYMCO Venox Oil Change

What oil should I use and how do I change the oil on my motorcycle?



KYMCO recommends 5W-50 motorcycle oil. This chart illustrates what motorcycle oil you should use based on the temperature. What you use in the desert or tropics may not be what we use here in Canada. On my KYMCO Venox, I put in fresh 10W-40 Semi-Synthetic motorcycle oil every oil change. The Synthetic vs. Non-Synthetic debate is older than I am and so I'll avoid it. I like my Semi-Synthetic, it's more than what's recommended, and it's good enough for me.

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Harley-Davidson Sportster - What model is my sportster?

Identify What Model of Harley-Davidson Sportster you Have

I came across someone who was restoring a 2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle he recently bought. He was doing an awesome job rebuilding it, but didn't know what model of Sportster it was.

It's important to know what Sportster model you have, examples: Low, 883R, SuperLow, Custom, Standard, Roadster, etc. While 95% of parts are interchangeable, getting the wrong Sportster parts for the others can result in different lengths at suspension and at the forks, the wrong tires, and more.

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Black Widow Extra Wide Pneumatic Motorcycle Lift Table – Long Term Owner’s Review

Black Widow Extra Wide Pneumatic Motorcycle Lift Table – Long Term Owner’s Review

This easy to use motorcycle table lift has been the backbone of my home garage setup. Here's everything I love and hate about it, and why you need one for your garage!

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I Got the Cheapest Motorcycle Mirrors on Amazon & Here’s 3 Reasons I Actually Like Them

I Got the Cheapest Motorcycle Mirrors on Amazon & Here’s 3 Reasons I Actually Like Them

I bought the cheapest motorcycle mirrors on Amazon, and here are three reasons why I actually like these $18 bike mirrors.

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CarCovers.com Platinum Shield SUV Cover Review

CarCovers.com Platinum Shield SUV Cover Review

With no end in sight to the heavy snowfalls we were getting in Toronto, Canada, this winter, I decided to reach out to CarCovers.com for a little help. They sent me a Platinum Shield SUV Cover for my SUV. What's the quality like? Is it worth the money? Should you get a cover for your car, truck, or SUV? Here's what I think, and why you might want a cover too.

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11 Reasons Not to Buy a Trailer from Lay-Zee Acres RV Sales

11 Reasons Not to Buy a Trailer from Lay-Zee Acres RV Sales

If you're in the market for a toy hauler so you can bring your motorcycle with you while you travel all over the continent with your tiny home and your bike, you should probably buy from anywhere but here.

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